Earth Sciences
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​​​​​​MSc candidates


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 Ian Weir

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​Henry Gordon

MSc students & thesis title 2019

SurnameFirst nameMSc thesis working title         Supervisor
Agyare-DwomohYaaThe isotopic application of Radon in establishing the relationship between intermediate mixing of hot and cold springs and non-artesian groundwaters in the Table Mountain Group aquifer​​​J Miller​
ComusoChristinaFluid Inclusion analysis and isotopic investigation of fluid flow in the Barberton Greenstone Belt: Sheba-Fairview gold mining district, South Africa ​​B von der Heyden​
De JonghTaraDetermination of dissolved aluminium in seawater by a Lab-On-Valve method coupled with solid phase extraction and fluorescence detection.AN Roychoudhury
​DunnStephanCharacterizing hydrothermal gold mineralization in the Ubendian Belt, southwestern Tanzania: Insights from geology, geochronology, geochemistry and stable isotope analysis (𝛿18O)​​B von der Heyden
FestHelenaAn investigation of partial melting and magma mingling in the Dalradian series of eastern Scotland​G Stevens
HenryMineralogical and textural characterisation of Cu-Pb ores from the Swartberg deposit: A geometallurical approach to quantifying ore variability​​​J Miller​
HarilallZitaNoble Gas Restraints on Residence Time of Groundwater Resources of the Table Mountain Aquifer  ​​​J Miller​​
JordaanZandriaTesting potential drivers of carbon isotopic signature in the Southern Ocean. ​
​S Fietz​

Geological Context for Mio-Pliocene Marine Mammal fossil assemblage site along Southern Africa’s South-Western Coast​R Tucker​



The use of isotope tracers to understand the physical processes that impact groundwater sustainability, West Coast, South Africa​
J Miller​
SchultzTanishaThe mobility and solubility of gold in the primitive felsic magmas that formed the Kaapvaal CratonG Stevens

Raya​Constraining the suitability of barium as a principle indicator of paleoproductivity​S Fietz​
StochBenjaminThe construction of an implicit, 3D geological model of the major platiniferous reefs and marker horizons of the Main Chamber of the Bushveld Igneous Complex: Implications for the syn/post intrusion deformation history of the complex​​​J Miller



The role of texture on the beneficiation efficiency of the Swartberg base metal sulphide deposit

​​​J Miller
The geochronology and provenance of the Vanrhynsdorp Group sediments and their temporal and stratigraphic relationship to metasedimentary units within the Saldania Belt
​G Stevens
Quantifying microfossils for petroleum exploration using X-ray computed tomography: a new approach in applied micropaleontology​

B von der Heyden​
Van BredaIsabellaX-ray tomography of heavy mineral sands for improved mining operations
​​​R Heyn
Investigation of heuweltjie structure and soil chemistry in the Buffels River valley and implications for transfer of salts to groundwater

​​​J Miller​​​

Comparison of Acid-Base Accounting and Element to Mineral Conversion methods for determining AMD potential in base metal sulphide ore deposits: An example from the Spektakel Copper Mine.​​J Miller​


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Jonathan Gloyn-Jones



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​Zandri Rademan